Excerpts from MitaBee ~ Art and Books newsletter: the Summer Buzzzzzzzz……
Summertime is entrenched in Twentynine Palms and the heat is on. (although, blessedly the temps were much gentler this last week) Visitors from out of state and out of the country seem to enjoy the triple digits on the thermometer and every so often when the door opens at MitaBee ~ Art and Books there is an unfamiliar face. Lured away from the comforts of a cool hotel and pool they have ventured out to explore our little city. What is missing this time of year is the steady flow of locals that once populated our streets and bolstered the local economy by spending their hard earned dollars at the various small locally owned businesses. Think Local when planning that next shopping trip.
The slow times do give me the perfect opportunity to work on my petite assemblage pieces in my onsite studio. Small rusty tins (often sardine cans with their vintage key attached) surrounded one of a kind collages. Pieced together with faded photographs, old maps and words clipped from discarded books then adorned with found objects and bits of forgotten memorabilia. Rarely measuring over 4″x 2″ and priced at 30.00 each these small moments in time are the perfect hostess gift or birthday present. Easy to mail and easy to hang. There is always room for one more MitaBee! I have finished 3 series since May, the first using a background of fabric from a dress I found wrapped around a creosote bush along a dirt road in Wonder Valley, the second series features a vintage playing card with an image of a Joshua tree and for the third series I used joss paper printed with a hand carved original image of a Joshua tree.
MitaBee Art and Books will be closed from August 16th – September 8th so I can replenish
my rusty bits, my used books and MYSELF!
In closing, if you haven’t been in to MitaBee ~ Art and Books, please drop by . If you have visited but it has been awhile, check back, we have new books and new art every week!
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 9-5. Friend us on Facebook for the latest news, happenings and sales!
And you can also find me on my new online gallery at ArtFire!
MitaBee ~ Art and Books
An eclectic little shop with
Local Art and Low-priced books
6594 Adobe Road (just south of the fire station)
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Friday ~ Saturday ~ Sunday ~ Monday 9-5